Larch lap fence panels are a popular budget option made with rough-sawn horizontal wooden slats, a very common sight in many gardens today. Larch lap panels are sometimes called waney lap or overlap, but the different names all refer to the same type of fence panel.
This traditional type of overlapping fence provides privacy to your garden, so it’s a cheap screening solution for boundary fencing. Larch lap panels are usually provided in standard 6-foot widths, but various heights are always readily available – 3ft, 4ft, 5ft and 6ft are very popular.
In terms of installation, larch lap panels can either be slotted between concrete posts, or nailed between or to the face of timber posts. Given their less robust form, we suggest adding concrete gravel boards to keep larchlap fence panels off the ground to prevent rot, but this is completely optional. Trellis can also be added to the top as an optional decorative feature, but don’t forget to make sure your posts are tall enough to fix trellis above the height of the fence panel.